The 4th annual Swing & Strut for Sarcoma in honor of Mickey Stachel, who passed away from sarcoma in 2012, surpassed 100 participants for the first time in the event’s history. Every year this event serves as a means to raise awareness of sarcoma and funds for research of this rare, aggressive form of cancer. It’s also a celebration of Mickey – his kindness, humor, generosity, and caring nature. This year the Swing & Strut for Sarcoma raised over $11,000. Proceeds will support a grant to research immunotherapy, an innovative cancer treatment approach, at Stanford University. We are grateful that Mickey’s life continues[...]
Diana’s Story I was working as an ER nurse, and life was going quite smoothly for me and my family. One morning, as I was getting out of bed, my hand happened to brush against an unfamiliar lump on the side of my left leg, just 4 inches above the knee. It was painless, about half the size of a Silly Putty egg, and was easy to wiggle around. It seemed to have come out of nowhere. Alarmed, I called my doctor and got in to her office that morning to get it checked out. She examined it, and said,[...]
“The scariest thing doctors have ever told me? Probably that this just keeps recurring… There really is no cure” – Cheryl Fox Sarcoma survivor Cheryl Fox opens up about her liposarcoma diagnosis, treatment, and staying strong – both emotionally and physically. “Wendy Walk means a sense of community, a sense of support… They’re there, their heart’s in the right place, and [it’s] all about helping people.”
More than 1,000 individuals – including patients and survivors – gathered in Miami, New York, and Los Angeles to raise awareness of sarcoma and funds to support research to find a cure for this rare, aggressive form of cancer that impacted the life of Wendy Landes. The Wendy Walk Foundation has raised over $3.65 million to date. From coast to coast, togetherness was a prevalent theme at each of this year’s Wendy Walks. Whether led by a survivor or walking in memory of a loved one, teams showed up in droves. Keynote speakers included Dr. Jonathan Trent of the Sylvester Cancer Center in[...]
Wendy Walk is pleased to partner with local Los Angeles artist, Allie Pohl, on her Ideal Woman project. Read Ali Landes’ Ideal Woman interview here.
Wendy Walk thrives because of our dedicated volunteers. Many of our volunteers have been connected to the cause since the beginning. We wanted to tell you about Carrie and Lauren Pollare a mother/daughter team from Pacific Palisades who have helped to manage and expand Wendy Walk since it started. When Wendy Landes and her family moved to Pacific Palisades in 1994 Carrie Pollare welcomed Wendy into the community, and Lauren Pollare (Carrie’s 8 year old daughter) became best friends with Wendy’s daughter Ali. Ali and Wendy remained close with Lauren and Carrie throughout elementary school, middle school and college. When[...]
When you hear the words “It’s Sarcoma” so many emotions and thoughts run through your head. I know for my family we did not even understand what that meant. So of course we turned to google, which failed to provide us with any hope. We were desperate for positive stories. We were desperate to know who was living long happy lives with Sarcoma. We needed optimistic stories. In order for our family to grapple with the diagnosis we needed to know that there were people beating this disease and living their lives. Women like Diane Walter and Teresa Bell were inspirations to my mom. She loved seeing them[...]
Our friend, Tara Milhem, travel and food blogger, recipe developer, photographer and yoga instructor, with over 60,000 followers is developing delicious and nutritious cancer-preventing recipes. Read her first of a series – a recipe for Healing Honey Toasted Apple Cinnamon Granola at The Whole Tara.